Pancake mornings in our home illicit squeals of joy from all the children and dad alike. Simple joy whipped up in homemade batches of whole wheat goodness.
My last batch brought a story and giggles. First of all, let me take a brief moment to use this blog space to confess ... I am a pancake snob. I also have absolutely no self control when it comes to the mounds of steamy goodness on the griddle. I gobble them up as soon as my spatula scrapes them and sets them free. Thus, by the time I make it to the table with the pancakes stacked high, I am always full.
Hence I have learned to leave some bubbling on the griddle and to scamper to sit with my
family and enjoy the conversation that always erupts. I don't want to miss a thing.
On one such occasion, the giggles and stories and love being shared with a family with drippy syrupy forks caused me to momentarily lapse in my pancake duty. They sat bubbling for quite some time (think hockey pucks) when my oldest remembered. Sweetly he reminded me that I still had pancakes cooking.
Jumping up to scrape them off, my youngest quickly remarked "those are Daddy's" Yes, childhood reminds me of pancake syrup ... sticky and sweet dripping down your chin while making lil' puddles of joy for your family to savor.
In case you would like it, here's my creative recipe for pancakes (tried, tested, and concocted for my pancake lovers when momma wanted a healthy alternative) Now if any of you can help me with a better solution than syrup ...
Pancake Whole Wheat Goodness
1/2 c Cold Milled Flax Seed
4 tsp baking powder
2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cup rice milk (regular or buttermilk works too)
1/4 c unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 protein powder (we like vanilla flavored)
Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl. Whisk all wet ingredients in another. Add the wet stuff to the dry. Stir but keep it nice and lumpy. Add more milk if it's too dry. Cook pancakes on a hot griddle (but not for too long). Enjoy!
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